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The Benefit of Many

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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It’s easy to focus on my own needs and desires, but Paul urges us to think about spiritual well-being of others as well. With sobering examples from history, he warns about the dangers of idolatry and how our actions can influence others.

Along with an examination of today’s text from 1 Corinthians, Dru also provides a helpful summary of when Christians should self-restrict their freedoms.

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God-Structured Families

Speaker: Conroy Loewen
Scripture: Ephesians 5:21-6:4; Colossians 3:18-24
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What does God want our families to look like? What is his plan for families? We often focus on the children, but Conroy explains that, if the relationship between spouses is right, and the parents’ relationship to God is clear, the structure of the entire family will be much stronger.

Listen for clear, practical instruction for dads, moms, and children, and their God-given role in families.

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Every Means Possible

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:15-27
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Paul wants us to know he has rights and privileges as a minister of the Gospel. He also wants us to know that he doesn’t make use of these rights – and he gives clear reasons why he doesn’t. Paul is using his rights – and exercising self-denial – in order to achieve a goal: To win some to Christ. Dru looks at the importance of preaching to Paul, and what he did about it.

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Written for Our Benefit

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:1-14
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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What do apostles, oxen, and exegesis of Deuteronomy have in common? They’re all important parts of Paul’s defense of Christian freedom, as found in 1 Corinthians 9. Before looking at what Paul does with his freedom and rights, Dru spends today’s message looking at some diverse but valuable lessons we can learn from his arguments.

With a grab bag of three topics – the nature of apostleship, ministerial support, and principles of Bible study – he concludes with the kitchen sink: what does it means to have freedom in Christ?

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God is Real!

Speaker: Conroy Loewen
Texts: Hebrews 6.11; Exodus 20:1-7, etc
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It’s one thing to believe in God, but another to see that belief make a difference in your own life. In this message, Conroy asks a series of questions about our belief in God: How real is he in your own life? Do you sense a relationship with him? Do you have real experiences with God? With this simple but important challenge, he asks us to consider how our belief in God is truly impacting our life.